Special Assistant to the Deputy Directors
- Willingness to Travel
- up to 25%
The National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) is the leading national voice for dignity and fairness for domestic workers in the United States. Founded in 2007, NDWA works for the respect, recognition, and inclusion in labor protections of domestic and home care workers across the country. NDWA is winning improved working conditions while building a powerful movement rooted in the human rights, dignity and equality of domestic workers, home care workers, immigrant women and Black women.
NDWA was founded in 2007 by 50 domestic workers and organizers from around the country. Our national alliance has grown from this founding group of 13 organizations to now more than 60 affiliate organizations, plus three local chapters developed by NDWA in Atlanta, Durham, and New York City, and individual members from states without affiliates or chapters to join. To date, the Alliance is comprised of more than 70,000 nannies, housekeepers, and home care workers in 44 cities and 20 states.
The National Domestic Workers Alliance seeks an energetic, highly organized and self-directed Special Assistant to provide strategic, administrative and logistical support for NDWA’s 2 Deputy Directors. One Deputy Director focuses on managing and moving NDWA’s campaign, field, communications, and innovations work forward, and the other Deputy Director oversees organizational development and our sustainability teams (Operations, HR, Finance, Legal, and Fundraising).
The Special Assistant will support the Directors in their role of advancing the organization in its strategic goals and objectives. The support will include assisting with day to day administration, logistics, scheduling, preparing materials, and tracking ongoing special projects of both deputies.
- Serve as owner of scheduling and administrative support for the Deputy Directors to maximize time management and ensure strategic priorities are consistently met in a complex and rapid-paced organizational environment, including, but not limited to:
- Providing support in the form of background research, briefing memos, event management, reports for appearances and meetings; and
- Providing administrative support to the Deputy Directors, including expense reports, reimbursements and making travel arrangements.
- Responding to requests and inquiries from the public and from staff
- Serve as day to day project manager on behalf of the Deputy Directors for strategic initiatives by:
- Tracking initiatives, monitoring progress towards meeting goals and achieving benchmarks, ensuring follow-through on the part of key persons, and sustaining momentum needed to drive initiatives to completion;
- Ensuring strategic communications and commitments are met, including scheduling and confirming internal and external meetings, cataloguing incoming emails, and tracking progress of certain conversations and projects; and
- Overseeing analysis and dissemination of the Deputy Directors’ key resources and lessons (speeches, decks, articles) to internal and external contacts as needed.
- Agreement and alignment with NDWA’s vision and values;
- Understanding of issues facing low-wage workers, immigrant communities, and other communities of color;
- Expertise, skill, interest and commitment in doing administrative work, including office operations, communications systems, travel, database, and event support;
- Skilled proficiency in Google Suite, including Google Calendar, Google Docs, and Google Sheets;
- Excellent attention to detail and well organized;
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills required;
- Experience in managing multiple projects and tasks;
- Excellent relational skills: friendly, diplomatic, patient disposition;
- Ability to work well with diverse groups and populations;
- Self motivated and a proven ability to work independently and in partnership with a highly motivated team in a rapidly growing organization;
- Grassroots organizing experience on a political or legislative campaign is preferred;
- Willingness to work west coast hours generally, along with occasional requests to work nights and weekends or East Coast hours; and
- Ability to do occasional travel.